What is “premises liability?”

In today’s view of lawsuits, when most people think of premises liability they assume that means slip and falls. While premises liability does include those types of injuries, it also involves many more. In general, premises liability is simply a legal theory that holds property owners, and sometimes landlords and tenants, liable for accidents or injuries that occurred on their property as a result of negligence. In a broad sense, you have to prove the owner owed a duty to the injured and that they were negligent in their ownership or maintenance of the property.